A perceived conflict between science and religion has led Americans to rank nearly last among industrialized countries in understanding evolution, educators told a major science conference this weekend, the AFP reports. But research suggests that education changes anti-science attitudes among even the most religious of students, while history shows that science can thrive alongside religion, said Kenneth Miller of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

"Evolution is exhibit A on the cutting edge of the anti-science movement in the US," Miller told a symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

He said the United States placed second to...

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